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Assistant Principal Interview

30 Assistant Principal Questions and Answers by Rachelle Enns
| Rachelle is a job search expert, career coach, and headhunter
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How important is a student-centered classroom for you?

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    How important is a student-centered classroom for you?

      School is all about the students! Administrators want to hear that this is your perspective. Tell the interviewer that the classroom must be student-focused. After all, the goal is to see students achieve success through dynamic teachers engaging with the students.

      Rachelle's Answer

      "A student-centered classroom is critical. When I taught ESL in China, I noticed that the teacher was speaking most of the time and students would be taking notes. The students lacked discussion ability and had little chance to develop their own opinions. I always ask my students to write down or talk about what they think about a certain issue."

      Rachelle's Answer

      "Students make up the classroom and learning experience, so they are everything when it comes to a student-centered environment!"

      Rachelle's Answer

      "I think the student-centered classroom is most important for subjects such as a foreign language or creative writing or art class. In the hard maths or sciences, student participation should be encouraged, but the teacher spends more time explaining and teaching concepts, so it's a bit different for every subject."

      Anonymous Answer

      "A student-centered classroom is very important, especially if we want our students to have the skills to be successful in a 21st-century global society. Research shows that students need to acquire certain 21st-century skills. These skills include problem-solving, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication. A student-centered classroom provides opportunities for students to learn these skills."

      Rachelle's Answer

      Excellent response! Well said.

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      Anonymous Answer

      "Student-centered classrooms are crucial to the development of 21 Century learners. We are living in a 21st Century Global World. With this in mind, we need to develop critical, innovative thinkers who can problem-solve, collaborate, and communicate effectively. Allowing the students to drive lessons and explore as they learn will help build these skills."

      Rachelle's Answer

      Very well said! You are very knowledgeable and passionate when it comes to optimizing student learning.

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